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Old 03-26-2006, 22:20   #1 (permalink)
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rear end still...

Im not too knowledgeable when it comes to the rear end so bear with me. I snapped the pin that holds the spider gears in half and i grinded the gears pretty badly. Is that normal from kinda rough everyday driving? Im just wondering. Also, would anyone know where I could get a good deal on a whole new rear end assembley, 01' Mustang V6 5-speed 3.8L, 71/2 inch rear possibly with better stronger gears and LSD? Thanks

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Don't bother with another 7.5" rear. Go with a good 8.8 so you don't have the troubles, again. The 8.8 just has a MUCH better bearing design, stronger crosspin (which is what you snapped in half), etc. Find you any 1999-2004 V8 Mustang in the junk yard and take the rear axle. Check out www.car-part.com and see if you can find one local to you. I would really recommend you not waste your time on another 7.5. The 8.8 will bolt directly in its place.
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Don't bother with another 7.5" rear. Go with a good 8.8 so you don't have the troubles, again. The 8.8 just has a MUCH better bearing design, stronger crosspin (which is what you snapped in half), etc. Find you any 1999-2004 V8 Mustang in the junk yard and take the rear axle. Check out www.car-part.com and see if you can find one local to you. I would really recommend you not waste your time on another 7.5. The 8.8 will bolt directly in its place.

Thats what I was leaning towards but a friend of mine came by today and told me that id have to get somebody to weld the leaf springs on and he said he wasnt even sure if it would fit because of my gas tank. And I cant afford to have someone do this stuff for me. Me, my dad and a friend of his are gonna do it. ... whatcha think?
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Leaf springs? Are you kidding me?

The 8.8 will swap just fine. You should have the same gas tank as a GT.

Take a good, long look at your rear axle, where the control arms mount, springs, etc. When you go to the yard, take a long look at the Mustang 8.8 and it'll be the same thing or close enough that you can get the job done with a good hammer.
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